WTT Finals
Hugo and the other 15 best in the world will compete in the WTT Finals (WTT)

Hugo traveled to Doha, Qatar on December 31st and will make his debut on Wednesday, January 3rd at the WTT Finals, the final stage of the 2023 season in the world table tennis circuit. In his opening match, he will face Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna in the third match of the morning session, at around 12:20 pm, local time. The match will be broadcast live on the Star+ streaming service in Brazil.
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The 16 best table tennis players in the world have qualified for the WTT Finals. The draw that took place on Monday determined all the first round matches:

Fan Zhendong (CHN) vs. Darko Jorgic (SLO)
Quadri Aruna (NIG) vs. Hugo Calderano (BRA)
Ma Long (CHN) vs. Jang Woojin (KOR)
Anton Kallberg (SWE) v Lin Gaoyuan (CHN)
Lin Shidong (CHN) v Dang Qiu (GER)
Lin Yun-Ju (TPE) v Liang Jingkun (CHN)
Tomokazu Harimoto (JPN) v Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER)
Felix Lebrun (FRA) v Wang Chuqin (CHN)

If Hugo wins against Quadri Aruna, who is ranked 16th in the world, he will play the winner of the duel between the world number one, Fan Zhendong from China, and Darko Jorgic from Slovenia.


All matches in the WTT Finals will be played in a single elimination format, starting with the Round of 16.

Matches will be played in best-of-five sets until the quarterfinals. The semi-final and the final are best of seven sets.


Check out the ranking points and prize money:
Champion: 1500 points / US$40,000
Runner-up: 1050 points / US$33,000
Semi-Final: 525 points / US$25,000
Quarter-finals: 265 points / US$17,500
Round of 16: 100 points / US$ 12,000


Here is the schedule for each day of the WTT Finals

Wednesday (3/1) – Round of 16
Thursday (4/1) – Quarterfinals
Friday (5/1) – Semifinals and Finals


ESPN 3 / Star+ will stream matches of the WTT Finals in Brazil. And as always, we’ll also have our coverage on Team Calderano’s Instagram, Facebook and Telegram channels!